Drakes Branch, Virginia

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Drakes Branch, Virginia
Town
Official seal of Drakes Branch, Virginia
Seal
Location of DrakesBranch, Virginia
Location of DrakesBranch, Virginia
Coordinates: 36°59′35″N 78°36′6″W / 36.99306°N 78.60167°W / 36.99306; -78.60167Coordinates: 36°59′35″N 78°36′6″W / 36.99306°N 78.60167°W / 36.99306; -78.60167
Country United States
State Virginia
County Charlotte
Area
 • Total 4.1 sq mi (10.7 km2)
 • Land 4.1 sq mi (10.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 384 ft (117 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 504
 • Density 121.8/sq mi (47.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 23937
Area code(s) 434
FIPS code 51-23376[1]
GNIS feature ID 1465943[2]
Website Official website

Drakes Branch is a town in Charlotte County, Virginia, United States. The population was 504 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Drakes Branch is located at 36°59′35″N 78°36′6″W / 36.99306°N 78.60167°W / 36.99306; -78.60167 (36.992958, -78.601714)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 504 people, 231 households, and 134 families residing in the town. The population density was 121.8 people per square mile (47.0/km²). There were 262 housing units at an average density of 63.3 per square mile (24.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 59.33% White, 40.08% African American, 0.20% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.98% of the population.

There were 231 households out of which 21.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.0% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.6% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,583, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $25,469 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,701. About 8.2% of families and 16.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.5% of those under age 18 and 14.3% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.